compress-algo vs (cipher-algo and digest-algo)

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Jun 2 22:23:31 CEST 2005

On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 03:59:51PM +0200, Sascha Kiefer wrote:
> The GNU Privacy Handbook declares the following
> cipher-algo name
> digest-algo name
> compress-algo n
> What was to purpose to switch from name to number?
> Did you want to try something else? ;)

You can use names in all of them.  Early versions required numbers in


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